National Jeweler Network



Retailers, wholesalers continue to close up shop

The industry shrinkage recorded in 2014 has continued into the first quarter of this year, the latest statistics from the Jewelers Board of Trade show.


IJO seeks millennials’ input with new board

The Independent Jewelers Organization has created a Millennial Advisory Board to involve the group’s younger jewelers and hear their ideas and concerns. 


Post-purchase, layoffs occur at Scott Kay

Last week, Frederick Goldman Inc. began letting people go from the brand it acquired in February.


Three strategies for combating big competitors

Columnist Jan Brassem reminds independent jewelers of the advantages smaller, more nimble organizations have over big-box and chain stores.


Cover Girl-branded jewelry line launches

Supplier Verigold will work with independents to create exclusive Cover Girl collections, made in alternative metals with crystals and cubic zirconia.


Stuller’s new program puts clients ‘First’

The manufacturer and supplier has launched its first company-wide loyalty program, “Stuller First,” giving participating jewelers a number of shipping and ordering benefits. 


PGI USA adds director of marketing role

Named to the new post was Meg Deedy, who has more than 10 years of experience with agencies such as, TracyLocke and MRM/McCann. 


What you might have missed

Here are the top five stories on from March 29 to April 4, according to Google Analytics. 


5 observations about the US jewelry market

The need for generic diamond marketing and the declining importance of November-December are just two of the points explored in a new report on the state of the U.S. jewelry market.